Press Releases

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation that would eliminate any future possibility for the 710 tunnel, Assembly Bill 29, passed the Legislature today after votes in both the Senate and Assembly Floors. The bill now awaits Governor Newsom’s signature.

“We’re just one step away from burying the tunnel idea for good,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The concept of changing the Highway Code came directly from the community and I’m looking forward to seeing this through till the end.”

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2020 Young Legislators Program. Now in its fifth year, the Young Legislators Program, offers high school seniors in the 41st Assembly District a front row seat to the public policy and political arena.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sacramento, CA – A resolution that expresses the will of the legislature in PG&E’s bankruptcy passed on the California State Senate Floor with a 38-1 vote. The resolution, ACR 78 authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden who chairs the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, is now chaptered by the Secretary of State. The resolution unanimously cleared the Assembly Floor earlier this year with bipartisan support.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Bill to Kill 710 Tunnel Passes Appropriations Committee

Legislation to extend dual enrollment and monitor idle oil wells also passes

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sacramento, CA – While most advocates must wait until September or October for their proposals to be signed into law, efforts to help people with developmental disabilities have turned into early victories thanks to legislative and budget proposals by Assemblymember Chris Holden. The impacts of these victories will result in $400 million for developmental disability service providers, $3 million for speech-language pathologist training, and better standards for music therapy.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Assemblymember Holden’s Bill on Assurance of Voluntary Compliance Signed by Governor

 

Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 669, that authorizes the Attorney General to accept Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) when settling with companies that have violated consumer protection laws.

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Governor Newsom Signs Wildfire Legislation

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 1054, which protects ratepayers and increases accountability for investor owned utilities, was signed into law today.

 

“This package offers a durable solution to the problems arising from utility-caused wildfires in California,” said Assemblymember Holden.  “The incredible devastation catastrophic wildfires have inflicted on the lives of Californians, the cost to customers and the impact on solvency of the providers of power to all of us is the reason why this legislation is crucial.”